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SD Card Needs Formatting after Copying Files

  1. #1


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    SD Card Needs Formatting after Copying Files


    Hi, i bought a Micro SD Card 32GB from eBay. Im trying to copy files to it so i can transfer them from my PC to my Laptop, however whenever it finishes copying files and i plug it into my Laptop, it needs formatting. I have tried copying files to it and them plugging it back into my PC but it says it needs formatting again. It is annoying me because im trying to copy a disk image which is 16gb and it takes hours to copy to the Micro SD Card but when i unplug it from my PC it suddenly needs formatting. I am using NTFS Format, i cant copy my files on Fat32. It also doesnt let me format the card, its saying 'Windows was unable to complete the format'. This Micro SD Card is basically unusable.


    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    That does not sound right. I have several MicroSD cards formatted in Fat32 and NTFS. I put stuff on them from my desktop and then I plug them into my Transformer or my W8P. I never had problems with that.

    I would say your card is ready for RMA.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Could easily be a faulty card. Or it might not be. Not sure if partition recovery would work for sd cards. You could try. Partition wizard Home edition ( free ) has very good module for that.
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  4. #4


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks for the suggestions guys but i have returned the card to the seller on eBay. I will buy a SanDisk one instead, they are better quality
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